Goswick Sands

Visit Goswick Sands

Goswick Sands on the beautiful Northumberland coast is a wide expanse of sandy beach. This beach leads to The Holy Island causeway at the southern end of the beach.

Check the tide times and give yourself a few hours to walk and explore the beach. You can walk north to Cheswick Sands and Cocklawburn. This stretch of coast is ideal for getting away from the crowds. There are no facilities here, so take some snacks for your trip.

Shipwreck at Low Tide

At low tide the remains of the (SSR Werner Kuntsman) shipwreck are revealed as well as the wreck of a paddlesteamer, (just the engine!) sunk in the 1880’s. If you are walking out on the sand at low tide. Watch out for shifting sands and make sure you stay on firm sand!

Nature Reserve

Part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve the area has been designated a National Nature Reserve and Special Protection Area for birds. Ideal for Nature lovers and bird watchers. Some parts of the dune are fenced of during the springtime for nesting birds including the Ringed Tern and Ringed Plover.

Responsible dog owners are welcome on the reserve – this includes keeping dogs on a lead or at heel at all times (even on the beaches) to avoid disturbance to birds and wildlife.

You can also play a round of golf at the highly-rated Goswick Golf Club, between the dunes that back the beach.

Enjoy the coastal views and solitude of this rural beach.

This beach is …

  • Sandy
  • Off the beaten path
  • Great for long walks

What to see and do

  • Visit the nature reserve
  • Play a round of Golf

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Places to stay

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Getting To Goswick Sands

Beach Location

Goswick, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2RW


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


This beach is about 3 miles of the A1, you need a car to get to this beach, but can still get busy on a sunny summers day.

Map of Goswick Sands Beach

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